The year 2020 may be coming to a close, but THE pandemic is still with us.
There are now many kinds of activities we can “no longer” do but there are some things that we are “still” able to do.
I would pass on the experience of living in times of a pandemic but here’s a chance to connect language learning to a real-life situation. The word “still” and the chunk “no longer” often confuse language learners and appear frequently in the reading passages we encounter in class.
Here are three versions of the same activity.
The links lead to a LiveWorksheet version. It is not a self-check activity since, naturally, there are many possible answers. Please note that worksheets there can easily be downloaded.
It’s interesting to read/discuss the students’ answers. Some are what you expect, but not all. Students disagreed as to whether they could still buy clothes. One (sadly) claimed that there was nothing she couldn’t do if she wanted to…
I have to admit that I was pleased that some students commented on the photos. They thought that it was suitable for the figure of the young person to be the one falling out of the window.
One is simply an open template and can be used with a great variety of levels.
The other two are for students who need far more help in writing their answers.
Best wishes for good health for all and a speedy return to normal!